Archive for August, 2008

The Raveonettes

Posted in how much art can you take?, playlist on August 29, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

ripped from the video for “Black and White” video using Microsoft Paint
previous posts: “Aly Walk with Me”

Cab Calloway’s Hi-de-ho (1934)

Posted in american heroes, manliness, playlist on August 29, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

Like many other folks of my generation, I discovered Cab Calloway through the Blues Brothers. What a frigging showman! This clip has it all- a big band, comedy, dames, guns, dapper fashion, jive talk, black entrepreneurship, trains!

Vincent Price shills for Stay Alive by Milton Bradley

Posted in badassery, fuzzy childhood memories, movies on August 28, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

Talk about great casting: Vincent Price shills for Stay Alive by Milton Bradley. This was a fun game and ingeniously designed, but ho boy gotta love this commercial! A cursory Youtube search reveals that Price shilled for many more inferior products, including an embarassing Tilex commercial, Citibank (how quaint!) featuring Vincent giggling over a bug zapper (genious!)and a Polaroid VHS tape commercial, seemingly filmed on the same stereotypical haunted house set.

previous posts: The Masque of Red Death promotional art

Small Faces "Tin Soldier"

Posted in playlist, youth culture on August 28, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

Julie Adams, 1954

Posted in dames, fuzzy childhood memories, movies on August 28, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

Julie Adams may look vaguely familiar to you but she is instantly recognizable to me. I know her from memorable turn in The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). I instantly crushed out on her as a kid growing up in Baton Rouge, when the local grainy UHF TV station presented Creature in 3D one Saturday night- I believe the cardboard 3D glasses had to be purchased at the Winn Dixie- good times! Adams did a ton of B movies that I haven’t seen but have added to my exaustive Netflix queue. She still appears in CBS-mom-crime-shows like CSI whatevs, but she’s mainly remembered for her cheesecake/vicitim roles like Kay Lawrence in Creature.

This reminds me of every date I’ve ever been on.

The New Wave Look, 1980

Posted in dames, los angeles, punk rock, youth culture on August 27, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

“The punk/new wave look shines at the Starwood disco. From left to right, Skipper Smith, Stephanie Smith, Danielle Myers and Maggie Murphy.”
Los Angeles Times, September 21, 1980

Obama has won my vote

Posted in baseball, chicago, white sox on August 26, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

When Barack Obama was asked if he preferred the White Sox or Cubs, our future President declared,

“Oh that’s easy, White Sox. I’m not one of those fair weather fans. The Cubs, they’re nice, you go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, the beautiful people out there, people aren’t watching the game. It’s not serious. White Sox; that’s baseball.”